Norton Rose chief executive Peter Martyr was re-elected for a three-year term in an uncontested vote in July, it has emerged.
The firm said it took soundings from the partnership but that no other partners stood against the incumbent.
Martyr will start his new term on 1 January 2012. He was elected to his current term following a snap election in 2008 (19 May 2008).
He has overseen a number of international tie-ups, including the latest Canadian merger with Macleod Dixon (4 October 2011).
Martyr said in a statement: “The last three years have been exciting for the group. We’ve been fortunate in finding strong businesses around the world that wanted to join in with our vision of the future.
“We have a clear sight of what we want to achieve and a great set of people. The team that I have with me is excellent and have made the job rewarding. I look forward to continuing as group chief executive.”